Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary profession that includes engineer, health care providers, industrial hygienists and safety professionals.  Our students reflect these disciplines.  From UCSF, we have Occupational Health Nurses and Occupational Medicine Residents who take classes and/or participate in research.  From UC Berkeley, students typically major in engineering (Mechanical, Bioengineering or Electrical Engineering & Computer Science),  Environmental Health Sciences, or are in the Professional Masters of Public Health Program or the Joint Medical Program.  

We offer a variety of internships throughout the year.  The 8-wk Summer STEER Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in a exploring a career in Environmental Health Sciences and provides classes, field trips and research experience.  OHIP internships are for bachelor and masters students interested in construction related research and fieldwork.  Other grant related internships are available throughout the year, some are paid and some are for class credit.

Through a NIOSH ERC Grant, we have tuition support for up to 3 graduate students each year.  These are given based on merit and need.  Grantees MUST be US Citizens to qualify. 

We have between 2-4 visiting scholars/students each year, however each visiting student/scholar is responsible for supporting their visit with resources from their home country. Visiting students/scholars participate in current research projects, attend classes and events, and participate in other types of projects hosted at the lab.

For more information about becoming an On Campus student, post-doc or visiting scholar, please contact us. 

charles miller, Environ. Health Sciences Charles received his Bachelors of science degree in the school of public health from UC Berkeley.  He begins his work as a masters student looking at how keyswitch force displacement curves impact fatigue, usability and preferences in typing and gaming tasks.

charles miller, Environ. Health Sciences

Charles received his Bachelors of science degree in the school of public health from UC Berkeley.  He begins his work as a masters student looking at how keyswitch force displacement curves impact fatigue, usability and preferences in typing and gaming tasks.

Gus arroyo, Occ Safety & Ergo Gus is a second year graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He is pursuing his MS in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. Gus is a OHIP (Occupational Health Internship Program) intern this summer at UC-Berkeley working on the development of a wearable device to measure biomechanical exposure and injury risk of construction workers.   

Gus arroyo, Occ Safety & Ergo

Gus is a second year graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He is pursuing his MS in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. Gus is a OHIP (Occupational Health Internship Program) intern this summer at UC-Berkeley working on the development of a wearable device to measure biomechanical exposure and injury risk of construction workers. 

 

Ethan Epstein, INDUSTRIAL engineering Ethan Epstein is a fourth year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying industrial engineering and operations research.  He is originally from San Diego.

Ethan Epstein, INDUSTRIAL engineering

Ethan Epstein is a fourth year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying industrial engineering and operations research.  He is originally from San Diego.

 
Vivian Dinh-Dang, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Vivian Dinh-Dang is a fourth year, undergraduate student at UC Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences where she does research in Biology Education. Her most recent project was on the impacts of instructor exam feedback on student understanding. At the Ergonomics lab, she is studying cardiovascular strain on hotel room cleaners as a STEER intern and will be presenting the findings to hotel affiliates. She plans to attend medical school in the near future and also continue her research career in the field of Public and Occupational Health.

Vivian Dinh-Dang, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Vivian Dinh-Dang is a fourth year, undergraduate student at UC Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences where she does research in Biology Education. Her most recent project was on the impacts of instructor exam feedback on student understanding. At the Ergonomics lab, she is studying cardiovascular strain on hotel room cleaners as a STEER intern and will be presenting the findings to hotel affiliates. She plans to attend medical school in the near future and also continue her research career in the field of Public and Occupational Health.

 
Aditya Palacharla, Bioengineering Aditya is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying bioengineering and computer science. He is currently working on an app to encourage postural variation to reduce sedentary time in an occupational setting. In the future, Aditya hopes to continue work in biomechanics, prosthetics, and neurotechnology. Aditya's hobbies include baking, sports, video production, and classical music

Aditya Palacharla, Bioengineering

Aditya is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying bioengineering and computer science. He is currently working on an app to encourage postural variation to reduce sedentary time in an occupational setting. In the future, Aditya hopes to continue work in biomechanics, prosthetics, and neurotechnology. Aditya's hobbies include baking, sports, video production, and classical music

Logan van engelhoven, Mechanical Engineering Logan Van Engelhoven is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley working in both the UC Ergonomics Lab and the Human Engineering and Robotics Lab. He has worked in the exoskeleton field for the last 6 years on both upper and lower extremity devices for a range of applications. His doctoral focus is on developing and evaluating upper extremity exoskeletons for industrial use, specifically to support the shoulder joint during overhead tasks.   

Logan van engelhoven, Mechanical Engineering

Logan Van Engelhoven is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley working in both the UC Ergonomics Lab and the Human Engineering and Robotics Lab. He has worked in the exoskeleton field for the last 6 years on both upper and lower extremity devices for a range of applications. His doctoral focus is on developing and evaluating upper extremity exoskeletons for industrial use, specifically to support the shoulder joint during overhead tasks. 

 

Patton nguyen, SCHOOL OF public health Patton Nguyen is an aspiring 4th year Public Health major who advocates for social change within AAPI and communities of color. His favorite past time is to watch VH1, Game of Thrones, and Netflix, go swimming, or eat all you can eat sushi.  

Patton nguyen, SCHOOL OF public health

Patton Nguyen is an aspiring 4th year Public Health major who advocates for social change within AAPI and communities of color. His favorite past time is to watch VH1, Game of Thrones, and Netflix, go swimming, or eat all you can eat sushi.

 

Nathan Poon, mechanical engineering place holder

Nathan Poon, mechanical engineering

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Aybuke Koyuncu, SCHOOL OF Public Health

Aybuke Koyuncu, SCHOOL OF Public Health